good morning to you,

The first thing I want to share with you is the birth of a new project called echoes : a collaborative journal, with Alicia, Emily, and Rachel. Yay! These ladies are the driving force and gusto behind it all, I'm along for the ride, because you know I love a good project and love making things!

For the months of July and August each of us will be making a mixed media piece that reflects something from our day. And then we'll post them together on the echoes journal site. In this way we will nurture camaraderie in sharing thoughts from our daily lives in visual and written format in a kind of online sketchbook.

We invite you to participate and join the echoes journal flickr group. We'd love for you to be part of our little community. So get out your pencils, papers, scissors, crayons, paints, thoughts, words, stamps, snippets, you name it, and put it all together. You can do it, and you know you'd like to. And we hope you will!

Speaking of community, I have begun a new limited series of original watercolor paintings for the shop called "neighborhood". The "neighborhood" series features drawings of houses and buildings incorporated into the paintings, inspired by homes around my neighborhood. I'm quite happy with this series.
I also have added the very last of the sunprint series.

The new Poppytalk Handmade Market, "Home Sweet Home" just opened this morning! I'm excited to be part of this great group.

Did you see our newest pieces for the Inspired collaboration?

Whew! That's all for now. Thanks for listening! Have a great Monday friends!